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Month November 2012

Taking your business start-up to the clouds

There is considerable and growing hype regarding cloud computing and its potential benefits to businesses of all sizes. The premise behind cloud computing may sound very ‘airy-fairy’ but it’s actually a very useful, practical concept that can improve efficiencies and increase security regarding sensitive business data. A common misconception is that your data is floating…

Knock-Off

Yesterday I had reason to ponder the business model of copying products and services of others, or in this case more specifically us. Why do people do it? It is cheap, you don’t have to develop your own ideas and it works sometimes very well, i.e. if you buy a franchise for example. But the…

Top 5 Tips for Being Kinder to the Environment

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Even small businesses should be doing all they can to try and reduce their energy emissions. Try to re-think your working practices and decide where savings can be made, such as switching…

Collaboration

I like the Enterprise Rockers – a group founded to make life fairer for micro-businesses. The way it works is that anyone can become what is known as a “Band Leader” – meaning form a local group with the aim to support each other in business. Not only to sell to each other, but also…

‘Essence of Entrepreneurship Juice’ – anyone?

It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week and I’ve been busy speaking in all the major cities and on television. Not that I’m an Entrepreneur, hardly anyone that speaks on entrepreneurship is. I know as much as the next speaker, dress better, have been on television and I’ve written a best selling, funny book on enterprise. I also…

The importance of meeting space for startups

It is very important for any small business to create a good impression. Whether it’s a potential employee or a big-money client, appearances and perceptions are everything in business. An increasing number of entrepreneurs and small business startups are indicating that coffee shops are no longer an appropriate venue for holding business meetings. Business critical…

Top 5 Tips for Managing Small Business Communication

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Your business needs a policy that applies to the archival of incoming communication. Don’t assume that your employees will automatically keep their email or post for a set amount of time unless…

The tank with legs: Dealing with unusual clients

Some of your clients will be easier to help than others. This is true of practically all businesses and it is also true of your competitors. My first job was down the sales-mines at a call centre selling health insurance to trade union members. It was a relatively small operation, but large enough to have…

Top 5 Tips for Recovery after a Disaster

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. If your business is hit with a disaster that causes damage on the scale of Sandy, the superstorm that battered the East Coast of the U.S. last week, make sure that you…

Do you like your burgers integrated?

For busy people consuming a hamburger is much like consuming I.T. these days. You drive along to a burger restaurant, buy your burger and consume it. It’s integrated – bun, burger, salad, onion …, all ready to eat. No cooking, no getting the individual bits and assembling the burger yourself. It would take an hour…

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